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Introducing: My New Book + The Covers That Didn’t Happen

Announcing: Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round. Releasing September 15  How does this book compare to the first two books? I’m glad you asked: The Nesting Place says: maybe you’re unhappy with your home, here’s how to fix it and it starts with finding beauty in the imperfections. ...

Lightened & Brightened for Summer

a sponsored post with Serena & Lily, sharing some updates I made for summer We call this the side porch but really, it turns the front corner of our house and wraps around two full sides of the house. There’s always a steady breeze and it’s the perfect place for a nap. When we first moved here there were a pair of old, rotten...

A Simple Update But WOW!

Back in February I bought two brass lamps with empire (triangle shaped) shades from an antique mall. The lamps were completely different from each other  and from different vendors. The total cost of both was $80.  Weirdly, one lamp cost $75, the other cost $5. The brass lamp above was the $75 lamp including the shade.  I took...

The One Thing That Made All the Difference in my Writing Journey

Thirteen years ago I moved away from my sister to a new town.   I missed her, so I read her blog and out of loneliness and too much time on my hands I stumbled upon all sorts of other blogs. I discovered that the online world was full of fun, creative women who I felt like I had known forever.  I started reading Pioneer Woman’s blog and...

3 Landscaping Tips 🌳 For Cozy Minimalists

Last week I hosted a Q+A and there were two topics people asked about that I didn’t even get to talk about; gardening and writing.  So, this week I thought I’d give a few thoughts on gardening, and next week I’ll touch on writing.   I feel much more confident talking about writing than I do plants but, I’m really happy with the progress...

Our New Sofa & A Live Q+A

Our new sofa came yesterday and I’m equal parts elated and mad at myself for not making this purchase a year ago. But I’m mostly happy because I ADORE IT.   Like your home, our home is constantly changing.  This is a good thing, because it’s changing because WE are changing. As our family moves into different seasons, we need different things...

The Exact Opposite of What We Had Planned

This past week Chad and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. Back in January I declared that this was the year that we were finally taking a big step towards our longtime dream.   We bought this property almost seven years ago and the reason we loved this particular place was because it had room to invite people here. Room to invite you...

Simple Sustainable Swaps for Spring

Although it’s probably not Earth Day when you’re reading this, it happens to be Earth day as I’m writing this. This year we are celebrating our home  at home . And since we are all spending more time at home, I’ve become a little more aware of everything we are using, and buying and how changing a few things can make a big difference....

Gettin’ All Up in Beauty’s Face

One of my favorite all time quotes comes from Cheryl Strayed’s book, Wild. In the book, Cheryl is quoting her mother about the daily choices we make. Her mom told her:  “There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it… Put yourself in the way of beauty.” It’s our job to seek out beauty, to put...

The Best + Most Annoying Way to Learn How to Make Decisions for Your Home

I’m in the process of redecorating our living room.   This has me thinking all sorts of thoughts as I’m the weeds of making actual decisions with actual money to purchase a few items that I hope to actually love.  The BEST thing I’ve learned about making better decisions in our home and for our home is for me to pay attention and evaluate...

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